Catecholamines - 24 hour urine
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Please list medications on request form, especially antihypertensives

and antidepressants.

Collection:
24 hour urine collection. Indicate start and finish times on collection

bottle. A plain bottle can be used if delivered to laboratory within 24

hours of completion

GENERAL INFORMATION

Test use:
For the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma

Availability:
Test performed weekly. Results available 7 days (for full screen) after

sample arrival in laboratory.

Reference Intervals:
See individual report or contact testing laboratory for information.

Laboratory:
Referred to: SEALS Clin Chem (9382-2910)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
24U Cats

Adrenaline - urine

Biogenic amines - Urine

Metanephrine - urine

Noradrenaline - urine

Normetanephrine - urine

Urine Adrenaline

Urine Catecholamines

Urine Metanephrine

Urine Noradrenaline

Urine Normetanephrine
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Record urine volume, mix thoroughly, send 50 mL aliquot at 4°C
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Measure and record total volume. Ensure pH <4 (may need to

adjust). Make 1 x 10ml aliquot and send to auto chem (for creatinine),

when returned place in Gen Biochem rack in SPRO fridge. Also make 1

x aliquot in 50mL container and place in daily urine storage bucket.

Data Entry Code:
2CT

SydPath Division:
Chemical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:34:18
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